Senate debates

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Questions without Notice

Carbon Pricing

2:41 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Finance and Deregulation) Share this | Hansard source

The government has made very clear its view about the importance of pricing pollution, and the reason we want to price pollution is so we start reducing it, because—and this is pretty intuitive—as long as something is free, it will keep occurring. And as long as polluting is free, businesses—


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